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Roger C. Scholten, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
It's the uniqueness of our West Seattle area, seeing 2nd and 3rd generations of families that makes this clinic just a joy to work in. As physicians, I see our role here as more a guide for our parents, helping them to sort through the myriad of health information available in hopes of equipping them with the knowledge they need to make the best possible decisions concerning the health of their children.
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Medical School
University of Minnesota, MN
Personal Interests
An avid outdoor enthusiast and part time home remodeler (which also means part time plumber, carpenter, electrician, etc.). The opportunity to go camping, and hike up mountainsides with my family are a few of my favorite things.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
Clinical Interests
  • preventive medicine

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (118 Ratings, 18 Comments)


Dr. Scholten is very good with children. He makes them feel relaxed and at ease.

Only comment about Dr. Shoelten (and this is the case for most other doctors at this clinic) is that I wish he would greet us and listen to our concerns before he starts making notes on the computer. It would make such a big difference in the patient experience. He could talk to us first and then step back and make notes on the computer. It's a problem at this clinic repeatedly.

very nice

We've seen this doctor since my daughter's two-day old check up. It was made clear that we were predominantly breastfeeding, only supplementing with a bottle a few times a week. However, at no time was it ever mentioned that my daughter should be receiving vitamin D drops. In reading a book from the AAP, I realized that she should be getting the supplements if she's getting a bottle less than 50% of the time. I emailed the doctor's office to confirm and they advised that, yes, she did need the drops. It's concerning that I was never told anything of the kind during any of the visits. [...] While I realize it's my responsibility to advocate for my daughter's care, I'm not a doctor (that's why we see you) and it's very concerning that some vital aspect of her care may be missed if I don't bring it up. [...]

I am hesitant to recommend Dr. Scholten due to my concerns with his nursing staff.

Dr. Scolten is great with our family

Friendly, knowledgeable but doesn't always make parent feel valid. Tries to "joke" but really it feels a bit judgmental and invalid for what we just shared.

At one point my child became super agitated during the visit, and he just left the room, saying "i'll just give you guys some time". But then he was gone for like 15 minutes, and apparently didn't notify the nurse that she could come in to continue the appointment. I ended up opening the door and standing in the hallway in order to get someone's attention. I should have just left, but I just wanted the appointment to be finished.

This doctor asked me (the mother) to leave the office while he asked "teenager questions" of my 13 year old son. I wish I had said "no". He should have at the very least asked a nurse to step into the room at this time. After asking my son if he smoked or drank, he then asked my son "do you like girls, or boys?" (My son told me this after we got in the car.) I was appalled that he would ask that question. [...] I now distrust this doctor and will not take my son to see him again, at least not if I can help it. [...]

good on children but bad giving direction to nurse assistant

Dr. Scholten was personable and professional. He took an interest in [...] and his injury [...]. Dr. [...] is our "official" doctor; when she is unavailable we always see Dr. Scholten. Experiences with both doctors over the years has been EXCELLENT!

doctor missed that baby's first tooth broke through gums that day; no discussion of teething and/or treatments/care for teething

Dr. Scholten is not our regular pediatrician. This was our first visit to see him. While he offered good information on how to treat my twin daughters' plantar warts, he seemed a bit distant/cool (maybe shy?). One of my daughter's was really anxious about the suggested treatment, and I felt like I was on my own to calm her. Sorta odd, not something I've experienced at Swedish before.

Great doctor--kind, compassionate, gentle and good sense of humor.

Dr. Scholten is so great with my kids, after trying 4 pediatricians prior to him, I finally felt his approach and energy was right for my own communication style and for my children's needs.

Dr. Scholten is fantastic!

So far we are getting excellent service, thank you!

Dr Scholten is so generous with his time and always makes [...] feel comfortable, taking it slow to make sure we all understand and feel comfortable.
Swedish Pediatrics - West Seattle
4744 41st Avenue Southwest Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98116
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill